GENERAL FAQs Illuminated Yacht Lettering

Yacht Lettering and Illuminated Yacht Signs – General FAQs 

Lumenautica, yacht signage and lighting solutions, offer their services to yacht owners around the world. Below are some of the frequently asked questions we generally get asked. Simply click on the question to reveal the answer.

If you do not see the answer to your question, do not hesitate to get in touch and one of our friendly staff will be more than willing to help you. +44 (0) 1455 632 897 or fill out the form on our contact page.

Do you have a font or logo generator for our illuminated yacht lettering design?

We don’t offer an online font or logo generator as we see it as very restrictive to limit you to seven or eight choices of fonts. Not only that, the likelihood of another yacht having the same style name as yours would be very likely. If you do not have a font already but are looking for options, we recommend visiting  websites such as My Font and 1001 Fonts.

Once you have a few font choices in mind, please let us know as we have access to the same library of fonts. Or we can offer a design service whereby we offer a selection of font designs to you for approval.

What is the average lead time for manufacturing my illuminated yacht lettering?

Lead times can differ dramatically from project to project, we are most asked for a transom or stern name only. For a typical seven letter stern name of approximately 250mm high, we would suggest allowing a three week lead time. For a typical port and starboard yacht sign we would usually say around a four week lead time.

If the order is for a typical port, starboard and transom illuminated lettering together, we would allow a four to six weeks lead time.Delivery dates are calculated from the date we receive the order deposit. However, If you have a specific deadline to meet for delivery, please get in touch and we will endeavour to meet any schedules which you may have.

What is the best way to pay for my order?

The most efficient way to pay for your yacht sign is through online banking with a BACS transfer, all our details will be provided within the quotation. We can also take credit card payments subject to a 5% administration fee.

What details do you need from me so you can quote for an illuminated yacht lettering project?

When requesting a basic quotation from us for illuminated yacht lettering, please send us the following information:

  • The name of the yacht
  • Exact overall sizes, overall height and overall width
  • How many names are required (stern, port and starboard)
  • What is the voltage available to where the names are to be installed
  • If the mounting surface is flat or curved
  • A digital font file of the name or logo, if possible
  • Is a new stainless steel hailing port sign needed

Any other information, we can advise on.

Where do you ship to?

We ship our yacht names worldwide. In most cases, we use specially designed packing crates and only reputable land and air freight couriers to ensure the sign gets delivered to you in the same condition as when it was packaged. Express shipping is also available upon request.

My garage door opens up and submerges in the sea for temporary periods of time. Can I still have an illuminated yacht sign installed on the door?

Yes, you can. For such instances, we recommend our fibre optic LED hybrid system. Linear light emitting fibre optics are installed within the letters which route back to a super bright IP67 LED light source housed within the garage door/beach club. The absence of any electrics, working parts or heat present within the letters makes our fibre optic LED hybrid solution the most suited to ‘dip door’ scenarios.

How does the quality of Lumenautica’s illuminated letters compare to competitors?

All the materials used within our illuminated yacht lettering are of the highest quality marine grade. All of our stainless steel/inox is marine grade 316L. All stainless-steel surfaces including the edges of letters are mirror polished, as standard, to eliminate oxidisation. All our plastics and acrylics are UV stable.

Our painted and plated finishes are marine grade UV stable and saltwater resistant. is our preferred paint brand.Our yacht letters are double-sealed from the elements with our integrally sealed LED system correctly thermally managed to prolong LED life. All of our letters for tenders right the way up to mega-yachts are finished to the same, exceptional supe-yacht standard.

The LED glow from Lumenautica letters is a homogeneous diffused superior glow and no spotting or bright points are seen.

What are the best file types to send for quoting and manufacturing purposes?

The fastest way to proceed with a quotation and manufacture is by already having your yacht name or logo design to hand. This can be sent to us digitally, preferably in the form of a vector file Our preferred types are:

  • EPS
  • PDF
  • AI
  • DXF

Large files over 10MB and up to 2GB can be sent through reputable file-sending sites such WeTransfer. We can then directly download the content from there.

What voltage do I need on-board to supply the yacht sign name with?

Voltage is not a problem, we can work with most on-board voltages, low or high voltage

  • 12v DC/24v DC
  • 110v AC < 240v AC

All of our power supply gear is equipped with overvoltage for extra protection.

Can I use my own design for a name or logo?

Yes you can, please see above question and send over your yacht sign design in one or two of our preferred formats.

We can even digitise any personal handwriting or drawings sent to us.

Will my illuminated yacht lettering come with a warranty?

100%, Yes! Depending on the specification chosen, all our yacht signs come with a Lumenautica 12 or 36 month warranty.

Do you have specific FAQs for captains and yacht owners?

Yes, we do. We’ve taken the top-asked questions and built an illuminated yacht name FAQ for Captains and Owners.

If you have additional questions, get in touch and we will help you find the right solution for you.

What about FAQs for shipyards and designers?

Because we work closely with many of the world’s leading shipyards, we understand your unique needs. This means our FAO for designer and shipyard teams answers most of your initial questions.

We’re more than happy to join you on a call to talk through your designs from a technical point of view to ensure your needs are met.

How about FAQs for repair and refit yards?

If you’re getting refit ready, our FAQ guide to superyacht refit and repair yards will help you answer your pressing questions about illuminated yacht names.

When coupled with a one to one meeting with our technical experts, you’ll be in an excellent position to deliver a white glove service, from anywhere across the globe. You can also get in touch and together we can help you deliver the right solution for your client.